Self Study Guide for Dental Assisting

D identify the types and quantity of teaching

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d. Identify the type(s) and quantity of teaching manikins provided. e. Identify the type(s) and quantity of mechanical devices utilized as aids in exposing acceptable radiographs. f. Specify the type(s) and quantity of devices which provide protection from ionizing radiation. g. Identify the type(s) and quantity of devices utilized to monitor the emission of ionizing radiation. 3. What specific features in the design of, and equipment in, the exposure rooms provide protection from ionizing radiation? 4. Identify the type(s) and quantity of processing equipment provided. 5. What area is designated for mounting and viewing radiographs? How many students can be accommodated simultaneously? How many viewboxes are provided and in what area? B. Supportive Documentation (for Standards 4-7 and 4-8) Please refer to the applicable “Examples of evidence to demonstrate compliance may include” section within the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs Laboratory Facilities 4-9 An adequate laboratory facility must be provided for effective instruction. Intent: The laboratory facilities include an appropriate number of student stations, equipment and space for individual student performance of laboratory procedures with faculty supervision. A. Description 44
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1. How many work areas (student stations) are there in the laboratory(s) used for instruction in dental science courses such as dental materials? 2. List the type(s) and quantity of equipment provided for each work area. 3. List the type(s), number and location of general use equipment and instruments such as lathes, model trimmers and vibrators. B. Supportive Documentation Please refer to the applicable “Examples of evidence to demonstrate compliance may include” section within the Accreditation Standards for Dental Assisting Education Programs Extended Campus Laboratory/Clinical Facilities 4-10 It is preferable and, therefore recommended, that the educational institution provide physical facilities and equipment which are adequate to permit achievement of the program’s objectives. If the institution finds it necessary to contract for use of an existing facility for laboratory, preclinical and/or clinical education, then the following conditions must be met in addition to all existing Standards . a. There is a formal agreement between the educational institution and agency or institution providing the facility. b. The program administrator retains authority and responsibility for instruction. c. All students receive instruction and practice experience in the facility. d. Policies and procedures for operation of the facility are consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the educational program. e. Availability of the facility accommodates the scheduling needs of the program.
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